Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Ballet Theater opens season with engaging 'Romeo and Juiet'

Ballet Theater opens season with engaging 'Romeo and Juiet'

Dianna Cuatto entered her 15th anniversary as artistic director of Ballet Theatre of Maryland with a touching rendition of the classic “Romeo and Juliet.”

Choreographed beautifully, the show performed last weekend to open the troupe’s 39th season was highlighted by Cuatto’s expert fusing of vibrant dance with romantic drama, with no better vehicle than the smoldering conflict between rival Capulet and Montague families.

The show whets our appetites for Ballet Theatre’s next production: “The Nutcracker,” scheduled for performances in November and December.

Before last weekend’s showing of “Romeo and Juliet,” Cuatto’s anniversary was celebrated in a gathering of...

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